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    Last night, taking the dose of zolpidem prescribed by the GP, the drug had absolutely no discernable effect. As I'm getting desperate for a good night's sleep, I have taken a double dose tonight, and again there's not a lot happening! Arghh!

    My last decent sleep was coming when I was mixing quetiapine and alcohol! Trouble is, I am trying my hardest to go the whole month without alcohol, and I'm preferring to stay off the pills, as the knock me out the following day.

    Arghh!

  • #2
    Desperation is the easiest way to take an accidental overdose of medication.
    Chris, I'd suggest you contact your GP for follow-up.

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    • #3
      Seconded!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by harb View Post
        Desperation is the easiest way to take an accidental overdose of medication.
        Chris, I'd suggest you contact your GP for follow-up.
        No appointments until November 3rd!

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        • #5
          A tolerance is built up quickly but takes a while to diminish. I used to take Ambien but pretty soon it did nothing and I gave up on it.

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          • #6
            That would be fine if I had taken them for a while, but I haven't! Until recently, other medication had caused drowsiness, due to its tranquilising effects, but I stopped using that about two weeks ago.

            I have tried the sleeping tablets for the last two nights as my sleep has been pretty poor again recently. The last good sleep that I had followed taking quetiapine with alcohol!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ChrisEdu View Post

              No appointments until November 3rd!
              All surgeries will have emergency appointments on the day or a GP on-call with whom to speak on the phone.
              When speaking to the Receptionist, don't get off the phone until you have been offered one of the above.

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              • #8
                Incidentally, anyone else doing Stoptober and not drinking for the month? I had hoped it might help my weight go down, but so far the opposite is true!

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                • #9
                  1. Let's hope you get the meds sorted out.
                  2. I have never bothered with the whole not drinking thing - even for charity.
                  3. Are you compensating for not drinking by snacking more?

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                  • #10
                    I'm not drinking just to prove that I can do it
                    I don't tend to snack. However, I am very tempted to keep a food diary to see just what I am eating.

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                    • #11
                      I haven't had a drink after the last Christmas party a couple of years ago when they were free. I have no booze in my home. I'd rather get my calories from eating.

                      I understand Doc Martin Ellingham is back in business. Maybe you can get in to see him. Give my best to Morwenna.

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                      • #12
                        I’ve had problems sleeping my whole life and for various reasons I started on sleeping tablets 10 years ago - zopyclone 3.75 but for a while after a horrendous operation I went up to 7.5. I’d go the odd week without them, even two,weeks sometimes but generally I’d take a tablet every other day at a guess. Ive often wondered if their effect has worn off and it’s more a placebo now.

                        Anyway . . . . . . A few weeks ago I read about Lush’s ‘sleepy’ moisturiser which contains lavender. It’s been getting rave reviews so I bought a pot and put some on just before sleep. No joke, I’ve not had a tablet for 4 weeks now. My sleep isn’t great, it’s improved though and I’ve knocked the habit of the tablets. Maybe worth a try.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vivalas View Post
                          I’ve had problems sleeping my whole life and for various reasons I started on sleeping tablets 10 years ago - zopyclone 3.75 but for a while after a horrendous operation I went up to 7.5. I’d go the odd week without them, even two,weeks sometimes but generally I’d take a tablet every other day at a guess. Ive often wondered if their effect has worn off and it’s more a placebo now.

                          Anyway . . . . . . A few weeks ago I read about Lush’s ‘sleepy’ moisturiser which contains lavender. It’s been getting rave reviews so I bought a pot and put some on just before sleep. No joke, I’ve not had a tablet for 4 weeks now. My sleep isn’t great, it’s improved though and I’ve knocked the habit of the tablets. Maybe worth a try.
                          And you've got beautifully soft and fragrant skin!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ChrisEdu View Post

                            And you've got beautifully soft and fragrant skin!
                            Yes I,have actually - double bubble ❤️

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Vivalas View Post
                              Anyway . . . . . . A few weeks ago I read about Lush’s ‘sleepy’ moisturiser which contains lavender. It’s been getting rave reviews so I bought a pot and put some on just before sleep.
                              Which reminds me of this advert...




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